by Thea Johnson and Emily Arvizu1Thea Johnson is an associate professor of law at Rutgers Law School. Emily Arvizu is an associate at Perkins Thompson and was the 2020 Immigration Law Fellow at the University of Maine School of Law. The authors would like to thank Adrian Arvizu Rico, Jeffrey Bellin, Aliza Bloom, Beth Colgan, Lucian Dervan, Vanessa Edkins, Joanne Gottesman, Alma Magaña, Michael Mannheimer, Justin Murray, Shanda Sibley, Dale Rappaneau, Anna Welch, and participants in the CINETS’ Global Borderlands Conference, the Law & Society Annual Meeting, Stanford Law School’s Grey Fellows Forum, the University of Connecticut School of Law Faculty Workshop, and the Penn State Law School (University Park) Faculty Workshop. A very special thank you to Alecsandria Cook, Samuel Shopp, and Gabriela Sosa-Sanchez for their excellent research assistance.
by Sebastián Negrón-Reichard1 JD/MBA student at Harvard University. The author is extremely grateful to Martin J. Bienenstock for his leadership in teaching the course, his mentorship, and his amazing bankruptcy-related stories that one day must become part of a book.
by Jason Zubata1Jason Zubata is a 2022 graduate of The George Washington University Law School, where he served as the Senior Articles Editor of the International Law in Domestic Courts Journal. He has a B.A. in Justice & Law and Psychology from American University in Washington, D.C. He extends his deepest gratitude and thanks to numerous individuals, for without their help none of this would be possible. He would foremost like to thank his family for their love and encouragement in every endeavor; his editors at the Harvard Latin American Law Review for their valuable feedback; his Note faculty advisors Michael Sinclair and Joshua Champagne for offering their esteemed guidance and support; and his fellow colleagues, Jose Blanco, Esq. and Kira Zimmerman for their infallible patience and advice throughout the writing process. Mr. Zubata hopes that his Note will be used to ensure that every U.S. immigrant has access to legal protection and access to refoulement-prevention services.
Maria Elvira Salazar1Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar represents Florida’s 27th Congressional District. She currently serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as well as the House Committee on Small Business. Congresswoman Salazar is committed to acting in defense of individual rights and liberties, spearheading economic development & job training efforts, and promoting environmental resiliency in her community. She is well known for her advocacy for human rights and democracy around the world, especially for the people of Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua.
Congresswoman Salazar is a five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and has spent her career holding the corrupt and powerful accountable. Congresswoman Salazar has gone toe-to-toe with Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro, Chile’s Augusto Pinochet, and most notably Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Starting at the age of 22, she has worked for the following major U.S. Spanish- language broadcasting networks: Telemundo, Univision, AmericaTeve, MegaTV, and CNN en Español.
Salazar was born in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, the daughter of Cuban exiles. She studied at the Deerborne School of Coral Gables and graduated from Miami Dade College. Salazar holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Miami and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
David Iglesias1David Iglesias has a legal career of over 35 years, which has been exceptionally diverse and global. He has been a U.S. Attorney, U.S. Navy JAG Officer, White House Fellow, college professor, political economy think tank director, state prosecutor, military war crimes/terrorism prosecutor and spokesman, rule of law instructor in Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia, civil rights defense attorney, state-wide political candidate, and criminal defense attorney (representing legendary Navy SEAL Team Commanding Officer Dick Marcinko). His defense of a marine in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba partially inspired the hit movie “A Few Good Men.” Iglesias was named to Esquire Magazine’s 2009 “Best and Brightest” list and authored the book In Justice. He is the son of missionaries and was raised tri-cultural and trilingual in Panama and New Mexico. Iglesias is a graduate of a public high school in Santa Fe, Wheaton College, and the University of New Mexico School of Law.